Re: getting GUI (after boot without GUI)
I believe the command you need is service gdm restart (or maybe start). I may be wrong though as I haven't had any experience in unity beyond seeing that It won't run on my system. It may be service lightdm (re)start. Also the magic sys_rq key K will restart the xserver "alt + sys_rq(print scrn) + k"
done some googling and the command seems to be sudo gdm start but service gdm (re)start should (re)start the display manager and x server too. Seems to me you may be having a crash of the xserver sometimes. you may want to check your logs in the directory /var/log.
Last edited by zealibib slaughter; August 7th, 2013 at 11:18 AM.
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